Recently there has been quite a number of games switching from a paid/subscription to a free to play/freemium model and it looks like it might be the next big trend to follow. At least – EA seems to think so, as the company recently announced a partnership with Aeria Games, a publisher with a large number of free to play MMO games under its belt. With this partnership, EA will be distributing its top Play4Free titles through Aeria Games in addition to newer titles in the future.
Aeria Games has a multi-million person community, so it should greatly increase the exposure and number of players on EA’s free to play games. To kick things off, Battlefield Heroes will be the first EA title on Aeria Games, with other games such as Need For Speed World, and more on the way. Battlefield Heroes veterans – get ready for the sudden influx of noobs on the servers. Find out more or play Battlefield Heroes.
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